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Re: Wind Direction Question from Noob...
Edit: I just noticed you are sailing a dinghy, that may not have a foresail, so this could all be academic. In that case, the single sail is generally placed to allow for the balance alone and there is no jib car.
Good explanation, Minnie.. but my bad too for not noticing the boat.. looks like a Topper dinghy which is pretty laser-like so main only (unless it's the Catamaran).. also explains the 'jib-like' telltale arrangement on a 'mainsail'...
So Mike disregard the jib chat until you get a boat with one!!
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